McFadden Goes Hog Wild in The Bayou; Historic Meeting In the First State
Can’t catch me. Woo Pig Sooie!!
In what was maybe the best college football game of the season, Heisman trophy candidate Darren McFadden gave one of the great performances of the season rushing for 206 yards and three touchdowns while throwing for one more score in the Arkansas Razorbacks 50-48 triple-overtime shocker over the #1 ranked LSU Tigers yesterday, ending the Bayou Bengals’ National Title hopes.
If McFadden didn’t win the Heisman with yesterday’s performance, he may have become the front runner for the award IMO. DMC had a stellar in his performance, lining up in the wishbone set kept the Tigers defense on it’s heels. McFadden’s touchdowns went for 16, 73 and 9 yards; his touchdown pass was a beautiful 24-yard pass to Peyton Hillis over the middle of the LSU defense that bit on a play-action fake.
The Hogs had their way with the vaunted LSU defense, tallying 513 yards – 385 of which came on the ground.
In the state of Delaware, history was made yesterday as the Delaware Blue Hens and the Delaware State Hornets, an Historical Black College and MEAC representative, met for the first time in a NCAA subdivision playoff game. Omar Cuff ran for a school record 288 yards and 4 touchdowns. He leads all divisions with 36 touchdowns on the season
In what was dubbed “The About Time Bowl” alumni from both schools feel that racism is the reason that the two schools that are 45 minutes apart have never met on the gridiron.
Both schools are ranked in the Top 25 of Division 1-AA polls and have rich football traditions, so after 30 years of chasing their in-state neighbors for a game; the Hornets have allowed fate to decide their first meeting.
It looks like Delaware school officials have used every excuse available not to play D-State, there was even a ridiculous online poll in which it is alleged that students, who no nothing about rivalries would rather see the Blue Hens face now rival West Chester. AD Edgar Johnson has said the schedule will open up in 2012 because the Hens aren’t willing to renege on contractual obligations with other teams. Ex-players and alumni of both schools felt that the game was a long time coming and that the in-state meeting should continue.
A crowd of 19,765 watched Delaware advance to the next round of the playoffs with a 44-7 victory.
I guess Delaware athletic officials will point to yesterday’s score as to why there has never been an in-season meeting between the two schools.